Date of Birth: 3/2/77
Clubs: QwaQwa Stars, Kaizer Chiefs, Manning Rangers
Bafana Bafana caps: 1
Kaizer Chiefs midfielder Mbuthu was among the outstanding performers during qualifying; an ever-present anchoring the midfield with aplomb. Sadly for him, injury put paid to his Olympic dreams and he had to settle for a place among the non-traveling players on standby. Mbuthu might have enjoyed a great career had he overcome his discipline issues. This hugely talented midfielder played over 30 times for the Under-23s, but only managed one Bafana cap.